About reliable QBZ-95 Page 9
|July 31st, 2012||#81|
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no propaganda info
The QBZ-95 is an assault rifle with a bullpup that fires the 5.8x42mm round, which was specifically developed for this new line of firearms. It uses a short stroke gas system and a rotating bolt. The limited rate of fire and a complex recoil buffer make the QBZ-95 very controllable. The furniture is fully made out of polymer and the barrel and internal mechanism are made out of metal. The rear sights are integrated in the carrying handle, which also has a mount for a 4x optical sight. Several variants that have been developed are a carbine and light support weapon. Although the variants share many components, it is not possible to reconfigure them into another version.
The QBZ-95 fires the standard version Chinese 5.8x42mm round from a 30 round magazine. The light support weapon variant also uses 75 round drum magazines. The export version fires the more common 5.56x45mm NATO round from STANAG magazines. The QBZ-95 is a select fire rifle with a limited rate of fire of about 650 rpm. The effective range is claimed to be 400 meters for the QBZ-95 and 600 meters for the QBB-95 light support weapon. It is possible to fire rifle grenades and an under barrel grenade launcher or bayonet can be fitted.
The QBZ-95 is issued to first line troops of the Chinese military. The QBZ-95 is also in use with special units of the Chinese police. The QBZ-97 export version has been exported in modest quantities to several nations in Asia.
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|October 31st, 2012||#83|
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|November 24th, 2012||#86|
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Just. Wow. info
First of all I would like to apologize for allowing this to continue any further, but I feel there are many aspects of history, economy, and politics left out in respect to the apparent country bashing.
Historically, Hong Kong Island and the surrounding areas have been property of Britain. With the New Territories (a part of Hong Kong city) under a 99 year lease. In 1997, when the lease expired, in favor of keeping the city united, Britain relinquished control over all of HK City back to China. Freeing Hong Kong would be much like 'freeing' any major city from its respective country.
In the past, yes China has been a communist/socialist society. So has Russia and many other countries a part of the Warsong Pact. However, it is a very uncivilized act to discriminate a person based on race, home government or political views, all three have been arguably violated with the use of the term Chi-com. Along those lines, there have been brief periods of people bashing Chinese goods simply because they are Chinese. They have deemed the QBZ-95 a weapon of poor quality and design, without realizing that what ever high-tech cellphone they may use contains a majority of parts the originate from China. No one bashes an iPhone because its made in China, rather because its an Apple product.
Furthermore, China can hardly be classified as a socialist state, although it claims to be. A key part of this is private ownership, an aspect of economy that doesn't exist in true communism. The widespread business and competition also defies true communism. This is mainly because as many found out in history that public ownership of everything always crashes and burns. This has been tested out through trial and error in the history of human conquest.
That being said, capitalism isn't the best economic system either. Anyone her old enough to have lived through the depression? Not that I claim to be, but a major factor in the was the laissez-faire (free market) policy the US gov has at the time. Government interference in the economy is key in socialism, and the depression is proof that without at least some government regulation, the economy will again crash and burn. Neither socialism nor capitalism are sound economic systems.
I'm sorry for this first and possibly last post, but I just wanted some general info on the QBZ-95 and it gets irritating watching all these circular arguments. Feel free to correct or debated on what I've said. I don't claim to be a perfect being.
(Although I do claim to be from Hong Kong.)
Last edited by Statix; November 24th, 2012 at 08:12.. Reason: Auto correct is a bitch.